THURSDAY

Jamey Johnson

With Chris Hennessee, Natalie Stovall

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra to read more about this show.

Details: 7 p.m. (6:15 p.m. box office, 6:30 p.m. gates) Dr Pepper Park, Roanoke. $59, $40 (plus fees). drpepperpark.com, jameyjohnson.com, chrishennessee.com, nataliestovall.com

FloydFest Showcase: If Birds Could Fly

Sparse country-folk duo from Appalachia draws power from Brittany Carter’s vocals.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. Free. facebook.com/ibcf.va

Thursday Jams: Love Canon, with Virginia Ground

Road trip alert: Charlottesville’s favorite (well, only) prog-grass ’80s hits purveyors hit the stage in Abingdon.

Details: 7 p.m. Abingdon Market Pavilion, Abingdon. Free. abingdonmusicexperience.com/thursday-jams, lovecanonmusic.com, facebook.com/virginiagroundband


FRIDAY

DJ Williams Projekt

With Walk Talk

Funk-rock guitarist Williams doesn’t come around as much since he moved from Richmond to Denver. Savor the musical flavors. Walk Talk features Pimps of Joytime percussionist/singer Mayteana Morales.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown, Roanoke. $10 advance, $12 day of show. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, djwilliamsmusic.com, facebook.com/WalkTalkBand

Grandin Chillage: The Ambassador & The Chosen Few

Hear some soulful pop/reggae music, with food from Cheesesteak Factory & Jerk House and adult bevs from Olde Salem Brewing Co.

Details: 6 p.m. 1514 Grandin Road, Roanoke. $5 ($2 discount with steel cup), free 12-younger, 18-younger allowed with adult accompaniment. facebook.com/Grandinchillage, theambassadormusic.com

Shawn Byrne

With Mike Pearrell

Byrne, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a singer/songwriter and demo singer who has toured with Rodney Atkins and Mark Collie.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Third Street Coffeehouse, Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 521-4507, shawnbyrnecountry.com

Suga Grits

A very funky D.C. band has slid into the rotation at Dogtown. Grooves for days.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse, Floyd. $5. 745-6836, facebook.com/DogtownRoadhouse, sugagrits.bandcamp.com

Jordan Harman

Soulful singer and bluesy guitarist Harman goes solo, looping his way through sets.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke. Free. 685-2012, starrhill.com/roanoke, jordanharman.com

Virginia Electric

Check out the video for Virginia Electric’s latest, “Oh Me Oh My,” at youtu.be/0IhNkLzHvUo.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com, facebook.com/VirginiaElectric

Becki & the Boom Booms

Hear blues, jazz and rock, with Becki Morrison up front and a backing unit that features Willis Greenstreet on guitar.

Details: 7 p.m. Chaos Mountain Brewing Co., Callaway. Free. 334-1600, chaosmountainbrewing.com, facebook.com/beckiandtheboombooms


FRIDAY-SATURDAY

Shelby Lee Lowe

Check out a live TV version of Nashville-based Lowe’s latest single, “All We Need,” at youtu.be/tQUcDH9F-7Q.

Details: 9:45 p.m. each night. Sidewinders Steak House and Saloon, Roanoke. $7 each night. 904-2777, sidewindersaloon.com, shelbyleelowe.com


SATURDAY

Kelsey Waldon

With None of the Above

Waldon, who opened for Jamey Johnson at Salem Civic Center last year, recently signed with Americana icon John Prine’s Oh Boy label. She’s a Kentucky native whose vibe can remind you of Loretta Lynn.

Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, near Galax. $15, 12-younger free. kelseywaldon.com, noneoftheabove.net

Livingston Taylor

This younger brother of folk and easy listening icon James Taylor has had his own long career that dates back more than a half-century. The Berklee College of Music professor teaches stage performance.

Details: 8 p.m. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount. $51.50, $38.50 (plus fees). 484-8277, harvester-music.com, livingstontaylor.com

BaM! Beer & Music Festival: JP Harris and the Tough Choices, Southern Culture on the Skids, Chupacabras

Flip back to Wednesday’s Extra or visit roanoke.com/entertainment/music to read more about this ballpark hootenanny.

Details: 11:30 a.m. Kiwanis Field, 731 Indiana St., Salem. $20 advance via bit.ly/2KAuA3d, $25 gate. parkwaybrewng.com, oldesalembrewing.com, ilovehonkytonk.com, scots.com, chupacabrasmusic.com

People’s Blues of Richmond

With The Trongone Band

The Rooster Walk folks open their festival home, Pop’s Farm, to two bands of Richmond’s best rockers.

Details: 8 p.m. Pop’s Farm, 675 Hobson Road, Axton. $15, tent camping $10, RV and tow camping $25 via bit.ly/2IHp3FH. peoplesblues.com, trongoneband.com

Whitetop Mountain Band

True acolytes of the old-time music tradition lay out tunes for your dancing pleasures.

Details: 7:30 p.m. The Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $8 at the door. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, whitetopmountainband.tripod.com

Woolly & the Wingnutz Blues Revue

Check out a combo that regularly hosts an all-star blues jam session in North Carolina’s Triangle region.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5. Free. facebook.com/WoollysBigBluesJam

Isaac Hadden

See and hear Hadden sitting in with Roosevelt Collier’s band at Rooster Walk, via roanoke.com/video.

Details: 6:30 p.m. The Palisades, Eggleston. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 626-2828, thepalisadesrestaurant.com, facebook.com/ilhadden

OmegaWolfe

With Drew Gibson

A lot of country/soul 6- and 3-beat grooves from this dark horse outfit.

Details: 8 p.m. (7:30 p.m. door) The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke. $8 advance, $10 day of show. thespotonkirk.org, reverbnation.com/omegawolfe, drew-gibson.com

Gasoline Alley

If you dig throwback hard rock and metal from the likes of AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne, don’t miss this band.

Details: 9 p.m. The Coffee Pot Roadhouse, Roanoke. $5. 774-8256, facebook.com/Roanokesroadhouse

Emma’s Lounge

Funky psychedelic folk and rock from Asheville, North Carolina.

Details: 6 p.m. Big Lick Brewing Co., Roanoke. Free. 562-8383, biglickbrewingco.com, emmasloungemusic.com

Surrender Dorothy

Bassist Billy “Von Earl” Crews and drummer Brett Reynolds will sit in for the night with this variety band.

Details: 10 p.m. Wall Street Tavern, Roanoke. Free. 342-9555, wallstreettavernva.com, surrenderdorothy.online

Phlegar Hill

Cover songs in multiple genres from a New River Valley band.

Details: 7 p.m. Fatback Soul Shack (outdoor stage), Christiansburg. Free. 251-3182, fatbacksoulshack.com, facebook.com/Phlegarhillband

Adam Markham

Classic rock covers and bluesy originals from Bedford County’s Markham.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage. Free. reverbnation.com/adamzmarkham

Seductive Abduction Bass Showcase

It’s a night of techno and EDM DJs doing their thing on Salem Avenue.

Details: 9 p.m. The Front Row, Roanoke. $5. 345-1542, facebook.com/thefrontrowsalemave, facebook.com/SeductiveAbductionOfficialMusic

GAK!

If ’90s music is your jam, this band jams for you.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. facebook.com/GakBand

Flirting with Chemicals

Jeff Liverman and Barbara Gillespie lead this Floyd-based act that claims such influences as Velvet Underground and Yo La Tengo.

Details: 8 p.m. Dogtown Roadhouse. $3. facebook.com/FlirtingWithChemicals


SUNDAY

The Grass is Dead

Catch a band that puts a bluegrass chug and stomp into Grateful Dead songs.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. $10 via bit.ly/2J6mE6e. grassisdead.com

Benefit for Amanda Wyrick: Doug Settles, The Oddfellows, Outlaw Ridge, Delantay Clements, Phlegar Hill and more

Valley musicians and other Coffee Pot denizens gather to help out a woman fighting stage 4 cervical cancer.

Details: 2 p.m. The Coffee Pot. Donations welcome. gofundme.com/f/amanda-wyrick-medical-bills


WEDNESDAY

Mark Nicholson & The Distance

Nicholson, whose many gigs include Grateful Dead tribute band The Dead Reckoning, brings his own project to Martin’s, midweek.

Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. facebook.com/Marknicholsonandthedistance

Wall Street Unplugged with Charissa Morrison

Roanoke acoustic singer/songwriter dude Cory Campbell and newcomer Shirley Catherine May play the Tav.

Details: 8:30 p.m. Wall Street Tavern. Free. corycampbell.squarespace.com

For the past decade, Tad Dickens has been writing about music. For now, it remains sunshine and rainbows.

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